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Dr. Isabelle Ouellet-Morin

Professeure adjointe, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale, École de criminologie

My research activities focus on the study of the early roots of health inequalities through the investigation of biological, psychological and cognitive processes. Dr Ouellet-Morin completed a clinical Ph.D. program in psychology and a one-year degree in criminology. During her doctoral studies, she showed for the first time in humans that the genetic and environmental aetiology of cortisol secretion, a stress hormone, varied as a function of familial adversity. Dr Ouellet-Morin then broadened her research interests to bullying victimization during her postdoctoral fellowship at the MRC Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (London, UK). She is now an assistant professor at Université de Montréal and affiliated with the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. She investigates the mechanisms underlying the association between childhood victimization, and especially bullying victimization, and increased risks of psychopathologies, academic difficulties and behavioral problems in adolescence and early adulthood. The mechanisms include disruptions in neuroendocrine and epigenetic processes examined through complementary research designs (genetically informative study and longitudinal studies). Dr Ouellet-Morin’s research program aims to better understand how early victimization induces long-lasting vulnerability to prevent more effectively the emergence of detrimental consequences and thus support the victims attaining their full potential.

Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-Ville, Pavillon AV. Caron-L.Groulx-3200 J.B., Bureau C-4099
H3C 3J7
(514) 343-6191
(514) 343-5650

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